In the UK, infants born below one pound or before 23 weeks gestation are not considered “viable,” which just basically means that health care professionals will not provide care because of the risk of mortality and limited quality of life. Cutoffs like this are not uncommon. In fact, most countries have limitations like this in place.
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There has been a lot of talk about whether doctors should resuscitate a baby that is born before the golden ’24 week’ threshold. One UK couple is thankful that doctors took a chance of their babies and are now able to bring their surviving daughter home.
Chelsey Hansbrough was due to arrive on 2nd February but instead came into the world on 8th October at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital in Illinois. Her parents Tamika Harris and Charles Hansbrough cannot believe that a baby given 18 percent chance of survival is alive and well.
November is Prematurity Awareness Month. In honor of this, some parents who have had babies prematurely have offered to tell their stories to create awareness about this important cause.
Our next amazing babies are Amanda and Dylan, the super preemie team that arrived at just 23 weeks 5 days into mom’s pregnancy.
A set of 23 week twins are showing the world and UK lawmakers that survival is possible before the viability threshold of 24 weeks gestation.
November is Prematurity Awareness Month. In honor of this, some parents who have had babies prematurely have offered to tell their stories to create awareness about his important cause.
Our fourteenth profile is of twins Olivia Paige and Logan William.